The Best Policy ... Always
"You may be sure that your sin will find you out."1
Coming home from work, a woman stopped at the corner deli to buy a chicken for supper. The butcher reached into a barrel grabbed the last chicken he had, flung it on the scales behind the counter, and told the woman its weight. She thought for a moment. "I really need a bit more chicken than that," she said. "Do you have any larger ones?"
Without a word, the butcher put the chicken back into the barrel, groped around as though finding another, pulled the same chicken out, and placed it on the scales. "This chicken weighs one pound more," he announced. The woman pondered her options and then said, "Okay. I'll take them both."2 Don’t you just love it?
Honesty is still the best policy—and we can be sure of this, our sins/lies will find us out—even if it is eventually!
Suggested prayer: "Dear God, please help me to always be honest with myself, with You and with others in all of my dealings. Please forgive me where I have sinned and, wherever possible, help me to put right any wrongs that I have done to others. Thank You for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, in Jesus's name, amen."
1. Numbers 32:23 (NIV).
2. Charles Mims, Sermon: "Morality and Integrity in Society."
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Richard (Dick) Innes unless otherwise stated.